Peter King includes Khalil Mack as MVP candidate in latest edition of ‘Football Morning in America'


When Peter King, the former Sports Illustrated columnist now with NBC Sports talks (or writes), you listen. 

Monday, King published the Week 3 edition of his "Football Morning in America" column. The in-depth piece has 16 sections, including "MVP Watch," featuring five players in the hunt to win the NFL MVP.

This week, King listed Bears linebacker Khalil Mack third in his MVP watch, offering a glowing review for the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

"Bears are 2-1 and an Aaron Rodgers miracle from 3-0. And Mack has four sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception," King wrote. "Think what he’ll be like when he actually knows the defense."

Yeah, that will do.

In his first three games with the Bears, Mack has posted absolute video game numbers, as King notes. Imagine what the linebacker's numbers could be by the end of the season if he is able to stay healthy.

Mack is clearly an early candidate to win the 2018 Defensive Player of the Year. If he continues to play at such a high level, winning the NFL MVP award is not out of the question.

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